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2012 Climate Change Proxy Chart

Shareholders are working to push companies to mitigate the worst consequences of climate change. If you own stock in one of the companies listed below, be sure to vote your proxies in favor making companies take climate change seriously. Our ally, Moxy Vote, makes it easy. Click through to Moxy Vote here, or on any linked companies below to register with Moxy Vote and vote your proxies. (We'll be adding links for voting as they become available through Moxy Vote.)


(Thanks to the AFL-CIO, As You Sow, Ceres, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Investor Environmental Health Network, and the Investor Network on Climate Risk for assistance in compiling these charts.)

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION DATE
     
Ameren Reduce greenhouse gases and air emissions APRIL 24
Amazon Report on climate change MAY 23
ConocoPhillips Adopt greenhouse gas reduction targets MAY 9
Dominion Resources Report on developing renewable energy generation MAY 8
DTE Energy Adopt goals to reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions MAY 3
Duke Energy Report on energy efficiency efforts MAY 3
Dynegy Adopt goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions JUNE
ExxonMobil Adopt greenhouse gas reduction targets MAY 29
Pepco Adopt greenhouse gas reduction targets MAY 17
Safeway Adopt climate action principles MAY 14
     

 

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NOTE: Shareholder Votes on Executive Compensation
Will Be Held at All Publicly Held Companies

As required by the financial reform legislation passed in 2010, beginning in 2011 all companies must hold an advisory shareholder vote on the frequency with which shareowners vote on the compensation of CEOs and senior executives. These resolutions are commonly known as "say on pay" resolutions and will offer shareowners the option of voting on executive compensation every year, every two years, or every three years. Green America urges all investors to vote in favor of annual votes on executive compensation to encourage greater oversight of the highest salaries within corporations. Investors may then choose whether to vote against, abstain, or support specific compensation packages, understanding the role that excessive executive pay played in creating the nation's financial crisis.

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